In a radio interview on Thursday, Astaphan issued a challenged to anyone who can prove that he was involved in political prostitution as was accused by the Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas on Tuesday.
“I have said things I should not have said. I made mistakes. I never victimised anybody because of politics; anybody who came to me for assistance once I was able to do so I tried my best to help. I never asked anybody who they voted for …and every election night I went to sleep and then I woke up and went and got the results because as far as I am concerned I have to subject myself to the will of the people.”
Astaphan went on to say that he has nothing to apologise for but stated that he was part of a government that did things that should not have been done and he took responsibility for it.
He however acknowledged his mistakes and apologised for the things that were wrong but reiterated that he did not contaminate his integrity
The former government official did admit though that he brought people from St. Martin to invest in Port Zante indicating that part of his job was to bring investors to the country.
He added that these issues are all distraction and have nothing to do with the problems the country is facing today, so if one is to get into all of those little details they are going to distract from the people who are starving people out there, and cannot get work and cannot pay their lights bill though every minute lights going off.
Astaphan left the Government in 2008 and has since been expelled from the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party